Reporting Absences

Chicago Public School Policy states that students can only be excused for the following reasons: personal illness, family emergency, a religious holiday, death in the family, or an authorized school function.

On the day that the student returns to school, they are required to bring a completed absence note signed by their parent/guardian. Absence notes are available in the Main Office and can be found online here: https://www.lincolnparkhs.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1106149&type=d&pREC_ID=1387353 The note must be turned in to the Main Office attendance box located on the Main Office counter.

If a student is going to be out for several days please notify the attendance office at 773-534-8037. If the absence is for 1-2 days, a phone call is not required.

The following reasons will not be excused: Family vacation; Waking up late; The bus/train was late; Traffic; Leaving in the middle of the day without being signed out in the main office. If an absence note is turned in for any of these reasons, the absence will not be excused.

Tardy Policy

Students are responsible for arriving to all of their classes on time every day. Students are expected to manage their time during passing periods to gather class materials and to arrive to class before the tardy bell rings. Students who are in the hallway after the tardy bell rings will be assisted to class by school staff and may face discipline for repeat violations.
  • For every 5 times a student is tardy, 1 detention is produced.
  • Each hour of service clears 1 detention.
  • Sessions are held on scheduled dates and can be tracked via Student/Parent portals.

Early Dismissals (ED)

Use of early dismissals are for illness and extreme emergencies only. In the event that an ED is required, the student must be dismissed from the main office with presence and consent of a parent/guardian. Parent/Legal Guardian consent and signature is required for all early dismissals regardless of student age. Early dismissals affect a student’s overall attendance percentages. To maximize a student’s academic potential, all medical and dental appointments should be scheduled after school hours.

Attendance Errors

If you notice a teacher has marked you incorrectly, please contact the teacher via email and CC Ms. Delgado pdelgado7@cps.edu Once the teacher confirms that they made a mistake, Ms. Delgado will update the attendance error.